From $ 2695 USD Per Person

Highlights

  • Experience the thrilling flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Explore the beautiful Imja Tse valley in Khumbu Everest region, fulfil your hunger to attempt Island Peak climbing successfully
  • Visit the remote legendary Sherpa villages, love the people, respect their hospitality and worship the high land monastery at Tengboche for succeed journey
  • Visit Everest Base Camp, Khumbu ice fall, Khumbu glacier, Pyramid and climb Kalapattar for closeup Mt. Everest view and sunrise
  • Leave the footprint, take the memorable photos and videos, complete the adventure holiday in life
  • Climb the first ascend peak before heading to Mt. Everest, add the name like as Tenzing Norgay, Alf Gregory and their team
  • Learn the Nepali greetings Namaste, JoJola-Pa, Jhorle, Sewa, Sewaro, Tashidele, all of these are the cultural greetings

Overview

Island Peak is the beauty of the Imja valley. The first name of this peak was Imja Tse but the British Mount Everest expedition group changed the name Island peak because its appearance as the island in a sea of ice. This peak was first climbed by the legendary mountaineer Tenzing Norge and his British team Charles Wylie, Charles Evans and Alf Gregory in 1953. After that, this peak is climbed more than 100 of 1000 of adventure peak climbing enthusiast and challenging mountain expeditioners every year. This peak is called the acclimatization peak of Mt. Everest expedition so before heading to the Mt. Everest, almost all groups climbed this peak for acclimatization but nowadays, many groups divert from Island peak to Labuche peak for relief from its busy route options.

Island peak is the mountain peak of Nepal and the most climbed trekking and mountain expeditioners selected peak in the historical record of National Mountaineering Association of Nepal (NMA). This peak is situated among the tower peak Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and peak 38 in the east and Mt. Makalu in the north ridge. The peak is technically moderate to climb but it requires the perfect physical fitness and mentally strong personality. This peak is in Khumbu Everest region so before ascending to Island peak, you can do Everest Base Camp Trek, eat and sleep at the last settlement Goreksep (5110m) and hiking to Kalapattar (5545m) for good acclimatization. Kalapattar is the best places to see Mt. Everest face to face and also the sunrise view when the sun hits the top of Mt. Everest in the morning is just beyond your expectation. The Khumbu ice fall, Khumbu glacier and Pyramid is also another attraction to you. While returning back from Everest Base Camp, Khongmala pass (5550m) is another option for acclimatization and the perfect mountain scenery in Khumbu region.

You get the Tea house settlement till Chhukung then trek to Island peak base camp where you should have to take everything in the tent for 1 night or 2. Everything is included such as foods, accommodations, tea, coffee and plenty of hot water. You get the quality foods but that is really very normal. Please follow your climbing guide’s suggestion. Be patient and friendly at that altitude and do the team work. You might start to climb Island peak at around 2-3 am early in the morning and spend 6-8 hours on the way ups and down. When you reach on the top of Island Peak (6119m), you see the amazing landform of Imja Tse valley with the highest peak Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Peak 38, Mt. Makalu (8463m) and several other snowy peaks around. You can take a lot of photos and videos but we kindly request you, be careful for your proper safety, because this tour might be the first tour for you in the mountain but we already faced a lot of obstacle while climbing and trekking in the different high route in the Himalayas.

After ascending Island peak, please descend slowly because climbing up requires more energy level but descend requires more concentration in the rocky and snowy path. You have 1 more day at Island peak base camp that is for getting extra chance if not succeed to attempt the top caused by the bad weather or not support your health. If succeed to climb, return back to Chhukung at the same day and stay overnight at the tea house. After Chhukung, you follow the Imjatse valley the Sherpas home town Dingboche village and Imja Tse khola then follow the same way back to Lukla via Tengboche monastery and Namche Bazaar then fly back to Kathmandu in the next.

The best Seasons to climb Island Peak

The best time to climb Island peak is Mid-September to Mid-December in Autumn and Mid-March to May in spring seasons because of its perfect visibility, weather clearance and suitable temperatures in the Himalayas. You can normally climb Island peak in June-July and August that is the raining seasons in Nepal and you can see the less visibility in the mountain and everywhere around.

Island Peak Climbing Cost

The climbing cost depends on the duration of time, services and group size. Generally, we take U$2695 per person for Mera Peak climbing cost. The included list is as below:

  1. All ground transportation in Nepal including our itinerary
  2. 3 nights hotel at Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast. The hotel is well facilitated 3-star level.
  3. Sightseeing Kathmandu valley UNESCO world heritage side, (a) Kathmandu Durbar Square (b) Swoyambhunath Buddhist Monastery (c) Boudhanath Buddhist monastery (d) And finally Pashupatinath Hindu Temple. Rest of the time, prepare at trekking.
  4.  All entrance fee for Kathmandu valley sightseeing
  5.  2-way plane ticket from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  6.  All meals and accommodation while trekking and climbing
  7. The salary, foods, accommodations, transportation and insurance for Nepali crew staffs
  8. All TIMS and Peak Climbing permit for guest
  9.  First aid kit box, sleeping bags, stick, duffle bag pack and some climbing equipment for guest but that is refundable after the programs
  10. Welcome and farewell dinner at cultural restaurant in Kathmandu.

About the high-altitude sickness

High-altitude sickness is the major problem for everybody in the Himalayas. The symptom of high-altitude sickness is headache, dizzying, nausea, indigestion, fatigue, insomnia, and back paining. The option to safe from high-altitude sickness is drink sufficient water and take the soups and liquids, walk slowly and maintained the height every day. If the high-altitude sickness happened then, the best options is descending as soon as possible or rescue by the Helicopter because, mountain always wait us but not wait our life to the mountain.

What's included

What's not included

The climbing gears are the main things to climb the peak successfully. These are listed below:

  1.  Helmet for head protection
  2. Climbing Boot for foot safety
  3. Crampons for climb boot
  4. Harness and Ascender for safety climbing
  5. Ice Axe for climbing help
  6. Main rope for personal safety
  7. Carabiner and figure 8

These are the main safety items, that is mostly needed while climbing. Some list as below are the needed things for trekking and also climbing too. These are listed below:

  • Good quality headlight, a pair of battery and solar charger for camera and mobile
  • Sunscreen & cold cream for body protection
  • Sleeping bag at least -30-degree, Duffle bag for bag pack and day bag
  • A pair of sport shoes & saddle
  • Some pairs waterproof and wind proof Jacket & trousers, & T-shirt
  • A pair of stick, sun and snow glasses, some pair gloves for trekking & climbing

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